You may or may not know that I can be very OCD. I have a certain way I like most things done, and if they're not done that certain way, I literally have a panic attack. I seem to have been loosely diagnosed as having General Anxiety Disorder. I think that that's such an ugly word, so I just think of myself as being a little particular. I have been taking a combination of flax oil, fish oil, and vitamin E the last few weeks because I've read that it can be a natural way to sort of balance me out. Apparently my weirdness can be caused by a vitamin defficiency. So, I'm giving it a try. We don't have health insurance right now, so I don't really want to go to the doctor. Plus, I am not the one that sees my obsessive cleaning/organizing/planning a problem, my husband and family are. I figure I've always been this way, so they can just get used to it. :) They disagree, and seem to think that I will be much happier if I can just chill out a little. Their words, not mine.
The thing is, it's very hard with three toddlers to keep everyone on the same schedule everyday, or to keep things completely clean and in order. Actually, it's also very hard to keep my husband on a schedule and clean and in order! But, I still try very, very hard. I can't help it, I'd go crazy if I just "let things go" as I am told to do. But, since Caden's accident the other night, I am unable to do things as I usually would. He needs a ton of extra help, plus the girls have nasty cold right now, so they're pretty needy as well. So it seems that I am going to have to learn to be laid back for the next 3-4 weeks, at least on the outside. I may have to become an excessive wine drinker for the time being, but that's a different issue!
That being said, Caden is actually doing really well today. He is really adapting quickly, just like I was told he would. He is moving himself around more, sort of crawling/scooting/rolling, and then sitting to play with whatever he can get a hold of. He has been pretty happy today, too. They all slept until nearly 10 this morning, I guess making up for the lack of sleep the previous two nights. It was so nice, I was able to get a bunch of organizing, cleaning, reading, etc. done before anyone was up! Needless to say, it started my morning off exactly the way I like it, and I was much more prepared for my three little whirlwinds.